Master of Arts - Urban Leadership

The M.A. in Urban Leadership Development prepares future school and community leaders to meet the challenges they will face in Southern Nevada in the 21st century.

The M.A. in Urban Leadership Development launched in Spring 2015 with a specialization in educational leadership. Drawing on empirical research on what factors actually transform urban schools and the communities in which they exist, this systems approach to leadership training will be delivered through innovative, results-oriented programs that combine highly rigorous academic curricula with real-world experiential learning.

The Urban Leadership program is based upon the recognition that the training of our next generation of public leaders must be interdisciplinary, because leaders across the civic landscape — in our schools, our government agencies, our non-profit social service agencies, and in business and industry — must all work together for the well-being of the community. To do so, they must understand the full array of challenges and the interactive and systemic nature of the institutions and organizations they serve.